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Elekta, headquartered in
Sweden, pioneered
precision radiation
medicine for cancer care
with precise and
individually tailored
radio therapy treatments.
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adiation medicine pioneer Elekta is
growing fast. In anticipation of regulatory
changes requiring more documentation
and labeling, the company
implemented a manufacturing execution
system (MES) at three of its sites, one each in
Europe, the UK, and China. The company implemented
a manufacturing execution system (MES)
at the three sites before regulatory changes went
into effect that required more documentation
and labeling. One facility is processing nearly 35
percent more manufacturing order lines per
month than it did four years ago, without increasing
the number of employees. They have already
saved $85,000 in archiving costs over four years
and expect $850,000 in savings over the 20-year
storage period. Elekta has also reduced its time to
implement an engineering change to a work instruction
by about 97 percent.
Elekta's Priorities
Elekta,
headquartered
in Sweden, pioneered
precision radiation
medicine, revolutionizing cancer
care with precise and individually
tailored radiotherapy treatments. As a leading
innovator for equipment and software used to improve,
prolong, and save the lives of people with
cancer and brain disorders, Elekta focuses on improving
access to high-quality, cost-effective cancer
care and advanced treatments for patients
worldwide.
The company's products include a comprehensive
range of advanced treatment delivery
systems for personalized radiation therapy and
radio surgery. With nearly 4,000 employees worldwide,
it has products operating in more than
6,000 medical facilities.
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